Department of History – News
May 18, 2020
LaVerne McQuiller Williams named COLA interim dean
LaVerne McQuiller Williams, senior associate dean of RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, has been named interim COLA dean effective June 1. McQuiller Williams succeeds Dean James Winebrake, who is leaving RIT on June 30 to become provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
April 8, 2020
COLA Dean James Winebrake accepts UNCW provost post
Dean James Winebrake will be leaving RIT’s College of Liberal Arts to become provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Winebrake, who came to RIT in 2002 as chair of the Department of Public Policy and became dean in 2011, will leave RIT effective June 30.
March 31, 2020
Podcast: Experiencing History Where it Happened
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 34: Studying history is more than poring over textbooks and old documents. History Professor Richard Newman and humanities Professor Lisa Hermsen talk about place-based learning, which gets students into the community to experience where the history happened.
March 31, 2020
Faculty Profile: Richard Newman
When Richard Newman graduated from high school, he never imagined he’d wind up being a college history professor. Newman, a professor of history in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, came to RIT in 1998. He specializes in early American, African-American, and environmental history.
January 30, 2020
College of Liberal Arts faculty write books on varied topics
Four faculty members from RIT’s College of Liberal Arts have recently written books on diverse subjects: how disability is viewed in the media, the commercialization of 19th-century autobiographies, how birth and death costs and practices have changed over the years, and how Germany adopted technology and a productivity culture after World War II.
October 16, 2019
How gambling built baseball – and then almost destroyed it
Essay by Rebecca Edwards, professor of history, published by The Conversation.
August 20, 2019
Connections: Discussing demagoguery and populism
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Michael Brown, assistant professor, Department of History.
April 1, 2019
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts honors students for writing excellence
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts honored student achievement in writing on Friday with the presentation of more than a dozen writing awards for essays varying from sanctuary cities, how democracies can withstand outside meddling, and the excavation, preservation and reconstruction of a London theater where Shakespearian plays debuted.
March 29, 2019
RIT’s Michael Brown has a passion for his students, and teaching history
Michael Brown, an assistant professor in Rochester Institute of Technology’s Department of History, is the 2018-19 recipient of the Richard and Virginia Eisenhart Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, recognizing exceptional performance in the classroom and a commitment to student learning. He will be recognized with a dinner on April 16 and participate as a member of the platform party for the university’s academic convocation on May 10.
March 6, 2019
Conference planned to examine the Trump era within U.S. history
A two-day conference examining President Donald Trump’s rise within U.S. history and how people are talking about U.S. history in relation to Trump is scheduled March 28 and 29 at RIT.
February 15, 2019
Rochester's Roots: Anna Murray Douglass
WHEC-TV interviews Richard Newman, professor of history.
January 12, 2019
Many Voices, Many Visions, "Douglass Legacy, Mt. Hope Cemetery"
WHAM-TV's "Many Voices, Many Visions" segment features Richard Newman, professor of history, and Olivia Kim, adjunct professor, School of Art and Design, talking about the life of Frederick Douglass.